The second of Roberts's epic novels of the American Revolution, Rabble in Arms was hailed by one critic as the greatest historical novel written ...Show synopsisThe second of Roberts's epic novels of the American Revolution, Rabble in Arms was hailed by one critic as the greatest historical novel written about America upon its publication in 1933. Love, treachery, ambition, and idealism motivate an unforgettable cast of characters in a magnificent novel renowned not only for the beauty and horror of its story but also for its historical accuracy.Hide synopsis
Description:Fair. 1996. Down East Books. Paperback. Edge and corner wear,...Fair. 1996. Down East Books. Paperback. Edge and corner wear, light spotting to page edges, 2 stickers on the title page. Text is good no markings. ----------Please, NO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS.
Description:Good. No Dustjacket. 1939. First Edition. 717 pages. No dust...Good. No Dustjacket. 1939. First Edition. 717 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth boards with faded gilt lettering to spine. The pages are clean and clearly legible although mildly yellowed throughout. The boards are mildly tanned along the spine with bumped corners and light rubbing. This is the final reduction for this book-get it at this price whilst you still can!
Description:Fair. No Dustjacket. 1940. 717 pages. No dust jacket....Fair. No Dustjacket. 1940. 717 pages. No dust jacket. Acceptable hardback; overall the book is complete and readable however defects are present. Defects may include missing plates, shelf wear and marks to cover, marking to pages, foxing and tanning.
Description:BLACK & GOLD TINT DECORATED COVER. in a leatherette binding....BLACK & GOLD TINT DECORATED COVER. in a leatherette binding. Gold gilted top book edge. Includes 586 pages, ribbon, plus a list of Roberts other books and their printing history in back. Decorated map endpapers of THEATRE OF OPERATIONS OF THE NORTHERN ARMY 1775-19776-1977 front and back endpapers. One small address label of previous owner top front e/p. Comes with the book club flyer of this title plus a description of the binding, etc. Very nice copy. There is one flaw...the book cracks when you open it and there is noticed almost hidden hinge opening on the front map area of the endpapers. I'm still going to call it good for the cover is excellent and clean No marks are noticed.
Description:Fine in very good dust jacket. DARK BLUE, GOLD TRIM, SLIGHT...Fine in very good dust jacket. DARK BLUE, GOLD TRIM, SLIGHT BUMPS, DJ CLEAN, CHIPS, RUBS, BRIGHT YELLOW, NICE PICTORIAL. 622 p. : ports.; 22 cm. Includes Portraits.
Description:8 Illus. by ESTA COSGRAVE. Good. No dust jacket. Sewn binding....8 Illus. by ESTA COSGRAVE. Good. No dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. Kenneth Roberts Reader of the American Revolution, 2. Audience: Children/juvenile. 1947 EDITION of this publisher with the FIRST 8 ILLUS. ATTACHED TO THIS TITLE BY ESTA COSRAVE. This 1947 edition is the first of the Illus. books. A forest green full cloth cover and black /gold title area on spine. Lots of perks on this 2nd edition. Map endpapers include Theatre of Opoerations of Northern Army 1775-1776-1777. 1947 on title page. 8 illus. of portraits in all accounted for by inspection. There is a very light rubbing on the back, no real damage but noted. Note: Even if the title page stated Doubleday, the phys ical spine of this book states Literary Guild.
Description:Slight spine slant, VG+ (no Dust Jacket). INSCRIBED BY THE...Slight spine slant, VG+ (no Dust Jacket). INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page. Additionally, laid in is a TLS dated May 20, 1949 commenting on RABBLE IN ARMS and the recently published I WANTED TO WRITE. A novel of the Revolutionary War.
Description:Near Fine/Very Good. Inscribed by Author(s) Book beautiful...Near Fine/Very Good. Inscribed by Author(s) Book beautiful vintage dustwrapper, slight corner clipping to inner flaps, map endpapers, with a few tone marks on the front pastedown, o/w internals fresh and tight, 670p Inscribed by the author on title page.
My headline may sound either confusing or redundant; it's not.
Rabble In Arms is a classic novel, not about the Classical Age, but about the American Revolution. It comes out of that great period of American historical fiction - the 1930's and 40's - when such works were seriously researched and seriously intended.
The great thing about Rabble In Arms is that it is also a story well-told. There are Machiavellian plots and sub-plots, action sequences galore (several full-scale battles, by land and lake), full-blown romance(s) and plenty of humor, some of it wonderfully cantankerous.
The book is the second in Robert's series about the people of Arundel, in Maine (a real town; it's now called Kennebunkport) and how they lived through the formative years of the United States of America. Although it's not absolutely necessary - Rabble In Arms - stands well enough on its own - it would be good to read the first in the series, which is simply titled Arundel...first.
If you are interested in the American Revolution and you haven't read this book...you should do so as soon as possible. It contains a lot of things you need to know, and you can have a great time learning them.
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